The midfielder joins the Club from Leeds United, signing a deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2028.
An important figure at international level, Phillips started each of England’s matches at last summer’s European Championships as they reached a major final for the first time in 55 years.
With this in mind, the 26-year-old believes he is perfectly equipped to handle the pressures of both the Champions League and any potential title race at his new Club.
However, he also pointed out that his desire to continue learning and improving was a key factor in his decision make the switch from Elland Road.
“It’s one of the main reasons I wanted to come to City, to improve my game in loads of different ways,” Phillips told mancity.com.
“It’s hard for me to say right now how I’m going to play a role in the team because it’s very difficult to come into a team of eighteen superstars.
“I’m looking forward to just getting to know the boys and getting my feet firmly on the ground and work from there.
“I did play in the Euros final and to be honest the nerves didn’t really hit me when I was playing it, it was more after that how big the game was.
“I deal very well with situations like that, I think I’m pretty suited to playing big games.
“I’ve not experienced many of them but hopefully this season I will do.”